simsite9: The man was amazing. His childlike enthusiasm will be missed, even by cranky farks like me.
teeny: He was on my list of people I'd like to see punched in the face, but not dead. Anyone else remember the show he did at the border crossing where the BP guy warned him repeatedly of the seriousness of stepping over the line and he kept doing it anyway? Or the epic failure of the roadside diner episode? There was so much fail in that one it was awesome.
B.L.Z. Bub: Uh-huh, "natural causes".
StoPPeRmobile: B.L.Z. Bub: Uh-huh, "natural causes".Alarm bells are ringing.
limboslam: [i486.photobucket.com image 320x258]Inconsolable....
rbaron71: limboslam: [i486.photobucket.com image 320x258]Inconsolable....I only knew of Huell Howser through Adam and Dana's impression. He'll be missed.
floor: I met him once. I was a cynical person at the time and was completely overwhelmed by his charm. More enthusiasm than a cheer squad. He was exactly he was on TV only taller.
Lorelle: I am really, really sad.I worked at KCET-TV from 2001-2010. Huell was the last person I spoke with the day I was laid off. He was very encouraging.As another Farker noted, he was EXACTLY as he appeared on TV, a very friendly, outgoing guy who loved meeting people. Everyone at the station knew him; there was no way you could work there without encountering him./damn, I need more tissue//Huell, you were one-of-a-kind. May you rest in peace.
catzies: I am sorry for the loss of someone you could call "friend."And I apologize in advance if I am mistaken but aren't you a horse person from Moorpark/Somis?
lohphat: teeny: He was on my list of people I'd like to see punched in the face, but not dead. Anyone else remember the show he did at the border crossing where the BP guy warned him repeatedly of the seriousness of stepping over the line and he kept doing it anyway? Or the epic failure of the roadside diner episode? There was so much fail in that one it was awesome.He only annoyed anal-retents who place more value in a line painted on the ground than the lives it interrupts.But alas, simple people need simple rules to make them feel secure in a complex world. The rest of us get on with life and paint outside the lines.
teeny: You could tell the agent was getting annoyed, and rightly so. His job is to protect that border, and there is no appropriate time to let your guard down.
lohphat: teeny: You could tell the agent was getting annoyed, and rightly so. His job is to protect that border, and there is no appropriate time to let your guard down.He was not the only guard on duty that day at a busy crossing. He was giving an interview. Huell stepping over a panted line had nothing to do with national security as he was in full view of the agent. This is not the border of North Korea.Getting anal about a panted line in full view of an agent during a tv interview with a celebrity while the vast majority of our border is porous speaks volumes as to what's wrong with the ridiculous inability to prioritize. If it was that important then don't allow interview.Crossing magic lines on the ground by a step are not a reason to crap your pants. That mentality is why we have the TSA goons "to protect America."
teeny: I'm not saying he should have acted like Huell was a security risk, but it was funny watching him try to explain the importance of the rules and have Huell blurt out like a retarded kid. "REALLY? So if I even go over the line ONE inch like THIS...."
Lorelle: catzies: I am sorry for the loss of someone you could call "friend."And I apologize in advance if I am mistaken but aren't you a horse person from Moorpark/Somis?Thanks. Not to sound corny, but he truly was an amazing guy.No, I'm not a horse person from Moorpark...but I once owned a cat.:)I was just chatting with a few former Cow Orkers on FB...we have some great memories of the guy. The first time he was parodied on The Simpsons (he was called Howell Huser), he was so tickled by it that he had one of his staffers get a tape of the episode (said staffer later hosted a viewing party in Huell's office, but Huell didn't attend). A few years later, he played himself on another episode of The Simpsons.I worked on the first floor of the KCET admin building on Sunset Blvd. (now owned by Scientologists). When Huell was in town, which was about a couple of weeks each month, I frequently heard his loud, booming voice when he was waiting at the elevator (his office was on the 3rd floor). One day, not long after he had returned from filming in Australia, I heard him bellowing, "Yes, KANGAROO MEAT! You can buy it at the supermarkets there!" It took me a while to stop laughing.One of my best memories of him was when he did a program called Mobile America (one of the few Huell programs that aired nationally). It was produced as a pledge program, and Huell filmed the pledge breaks on one of the soundstages at KCET. It was the only time I got to attend a taping of one of Huell's shows. Anyway, the decor included a vintage Airstream trailer. Huell had wanted a campfire, but of course that wasn't permitted, so somebody got a fake campfire that consisted of a pile of fake logs with red, orange, and yellow cellophane strips that were blown by a fan. Off-camera, Huell said, "That's the shiattiest campfire I've ever seen!" Well, it certainly was.And I'm crying again...damn. He was quite a character.
Errk: I loved the shows showing so many great places in California. But I disliked how he did his show like he was talking to a bunch of 2nd graders.
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